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Weight Loss Info

Reaching and staying at a healthy weight is a long-term challenge for people who are overweight or obese. It also is a chance to lower your risk for other serious health problems. With the right treatment and motivation, it’s possible to lose weight and lower your long-term disease risk. -National Institutes of Health.

It’s hard to be happy when you look in the mirror and see something you don’t like.

  • 70% of Americans are overweight or obese
  • Up to 44% of overweight or obese people have clinical depression

Sometimes lifestyle changes are just not enough, or too difficult.

Medications can increase your ability to lose weight by:

  • Increasing metabolism
  • Decreasing appetite
  • Giving you the energy needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle
  • Change your relationship with comfort food
  • Curb night time eating
  • Help with binge eating disorder

Medical Complications of Too Much Weight

The more you weigh and the more body fat you have the more likely you are to develop the following problems:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder issues
  • Certain cancers
  • Breathing problems
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Infertility

Social and Economical Complications of Too Much Weight

It is a well-documented fact that being overweight has more than just medical repercussions. Being overweight can affect other life issues such as:

  • Job advancement
  • Lower wages (compared to thinner employees)
  • Negative Stereotypes
  • Unfair hiring practices
  • Insurances and employers imposing penalties for patients with higher BMI’s
  • Psychological repercussions such as depression, social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder.

Causes of Too Much Weight

The following things can affect your weight or ability to lose weight:

  • Environment
  • Stress
  • Family history
  • Genetics
  • Metabolism (the way your body changes food and oxygen into energy)

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